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Mindy McCready Sentenced to Prison Term

A judge in Franklin, Tenn., sentenced troubled singer Mindy McCready to a year in prison, Friday, Sept. 14, on a probation violation after being charged in a domestic dispute in Florida.

Mindy has been in jail since July, when she returned to Nashville after being accused of injuring her mother and resisting sheriff’s deputies in her hometown of Ft. Myers, Fla. She violated her probation by being charged in a new offense, not reporting those charges immediately to her probation officer and by the nature of the new assault charges. Circuit Judge Jeff Bivins sentenced her to a year in the county jail with credit for 75 days of time served. After her release, she will face another two years of probation. Mindy, once a rising young country music talent, has struggled with legal and personal problems over the past several years, including a suspended three-year sentence for fraudulently obtaining painkillers and suffering physical abuse from an ex-boyfriend. Mindy, who has never married, gave birth to a son in 2006. Mindy’s biggest hit was her 1996 No. 1, “Guys Do It All the Time.”

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